Sunday, May 27, 2012

Modified Mid-Century Modern

I like the mid-century modern style and thought this would be a fun piece to update when I found it at a garage sale. It was only $25 and is a Broyhill Premier Modern Classic. Quality I tell you, quality. The top was ruined by a spill and scratched up and the right front leg was broken off. After fixing the leg with some  "L" brackets, I sanded down the whole dresser and all the drawers. I wanted to learn how to stain wood. Unfortunately the top was too damaged to stain, so I chose to paint the frame of the dresser and stain the doors and drawers.

After two coats of each I gave the dresser a light coat of polyurethane to seal it.

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  1. I LOVE THIS. I want to do something similar with our credenza: You have inspired me!

  2. Such a fabulous redo. Turned out fab.
    Thanks for sharing.

  3. Looks great! I always love the white and wood look!

  4. wow. looks great! ...and for $25... i never have luck like that at garage sales....these new yorkers know too much about a good thing.

  5. That is gorgeous! Can you tell me what color of paint and stain you used?

    1. I used Rustoleum's Dark Walnut stain and the paint is just a basic white you buy off the shelf. I made sure to prime so there wouldn't be any bleed through, too.


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